Companies are preparing to submit bids on 26 April for an onshore construction contract at the New Doha port project in Qatar.

The package covers developing infrastructure, installing utilities and constructing buildings at the new port, which is one of the largest ongoing infrastructure projects in Qatar.

It is the latest construction contract to be tendered at the port. Contractors submitted revised prices in early January for dredging works, which involves dredging an access channel so that ships can reach the port. The bidders are:

  • Jan De Nul (Belgium)/China Harbour Engineering Company (China)
  • Boskalis (Netherlands)/Van Oord (Netherlands)
  • Dredging International (Belgium)/Medco (local)
  • Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (US-based)
  • Archirodon Construction (Geneva-registered)/Huta Marine (Saudi Arabia)
  • National Marine Dredging Company (UAE)

In January last year, China Harbour Engineering Company (Chec) won the $880m construction contract to carry out phase one of the project, which covers excavation works at the port, having submitted the lowest bid for the deal in July 2010. It was the first major construction deal to be awarded at the port.

Australia’s WorleyParsons is the engineering consultant on the project and the US’ Aecom is the programme manager of the scheme.

The New Doha Port Steering Committee is the client.